While Turkey, Argentina, and Mexico experience pronounced weakness, Egypt’s FDIs hiked 5% during 2019 on YoY, according to Minister of Planning
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“If we look in year over year terms through third quarter (Q3), growth was below the developed market average in Brazil, Uruguay, Turkey, South Africa, Ecuador, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Argentina,” according to the IIF.
Portfolio flows to EM stood at $30.7bn in December, significantly higher than November’s $19.9bn
Region needs to pursue deeper reforms to strengthen business climate, improve competitiveness, says IIF
State’s household debt to GDP remains unchanged at 7.1% in 2Q of 2019, says report
EM securities attracted $22.5bn in October, says IIF
In its latest report, the IIF stated that it continues to have a relatively positive view on the global economy.
The IIF works in a sample of 25 past IMF programmes in developed, emerging, and frontier markets that started with debt to GDP ratios above 75%.
Manufacturing may have troughed in Q2 of 2019 globally, has been rising throughout Q3, says IIF
Risks are tilted to downside due to less supportive external environment, says IIF
The IIF mentioned that the debt ratios are above 50% of the GDP in many emerging markets, and in some cases are well into high-risk territory
The state’s household debt to the GDP slightly decreased to 7.2% in Q1 of 2019, compared to 7.4% in the same period of 2018, the report added.
Average growth in MENAP forecasted to decelerate slightly to 2.2% in 2019, says IIF
Stock market is expected to lure in more foreign investors in 2017 with cheap prices